10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Grass Valley, California - Updated 2024

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The state of California is probably one of the most popular and the most sought after tourist destinations on the west coast. While it is a popular summer holiday destination and considered to be a central hub for entertainment, there are certain areas in California that are a bit more laid-back and mellow. In particular, the northern end of California provides a more natural ambiance, with its many forests, mountains, and national parks. One city you should check out if you’re looking for this atmosphere is Grass Valley. Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the quaint town provides a picturesque scenery straight out of a postcard, with 19th-century buildings standing tall against the backdrop of mountains. Grass Valley has been known throughout history to be a mecca of gold mining and today, it strives to preserve its history for tourists visiting town. If you’re planning a trip to Grass Valley, check out our list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Grass Valley, California.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 06, 2024.

1. Rustic yet modern apartment with office space (from USD 66)

It’s hard to imagine a combination of rustic and modern, but this one-bedroom apartment hits it right on the nail. The rustic and wooden furniture blends well with the modern features and appliances. Aside from the usual features of a one-bedroom unit, the apartment also comes with an office space, should you need to check your emails once in a while. Located inside an 1860s triplex-type building, the apartment is just a few minutes away from the best outdoor activities Grass Valley has to offer.

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Grass Valley, California, United States
1.93 km (1.2 mi) from Empire Mine State Historic Park
9 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
kind thoughtful & communicative couple
great place super hosts
they have a fabulous place- it’s a great location close to everything
close to everything mardie and jeff are kind communicative offer a darling place
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2. Guest house with modern look and private deck (from USD 100)

Fondly called Butler Place, this one-bedroom guest house provides a contemporary yet charming ambiance for its guests. From the moment you enter, you will be met with complete privacy despite the guest house being located behind the main house of the host. It looks simple from the outside, but inside is an interior design dream with a clever mix of neutrals and patterns. All furniture and appliances are modern as the place is newly renovated. Out the back, you will get to enjoy your own private covered deck for when you need to relax and unwind.

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Grass Valley, California, United States
2.62 km (1.7 mi) from Empire Mine State Historic Park
493 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a plus is the private balcony and great air conditioning
the air-conditioning works beautifully and the apartment bathroom and kitchen are sparkling clean
modern and comfortable with great amenities full size kitchen/living space bathroom and bedroom and very comfortable bedding
this adorable cottage has it all it’s comfortable clean and in a lovely section of town
it's spotless and very comfortable in every way- from the cozy linens to the bed and couch
very clean and comfortable
it was very clean
very clean and easy to find
it was clean and very welcoming
the place was extremely clean and hip
justin is a great host
justin is a great host
justin and aldo were great hosts and checked in during our stay
justin is a great communicator and very responsive
butler place is awesome justin and aldo were super thoughtful hosts
located in a nice quiet neighborhood close to downtown
nice location and neighborhood
the location was perfect
it is located in a safe quiet neighborhood close to town and the fairgrounds
place was nice and cute
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3. Fancy Japanese-style cabin with private hot tub (from USD 144)

Taste a bit of Japan when you stay at this lovely retreat in the middle of pine trees and complete privacy. The one-bedroom cabin called Paradise Pines is modern yet maintains the wooden accents that gives it a cozy vibe. You can also enjoy a lot of space from the wide living room to the vast bedroom, which houses a king-size bed and two warm side lamps. Outside, you will get to enjoy the scenery of Japanese gardens surrounding the house, no matter what the weather is, plus a private hot tub and barbecue area all to yourself.

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Grass Valley, California, United States
1.07 km (0.7 mi) from Empire Mine State Historic Park
487 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved having our coffee and breakfast on the patio
very spacious comfortable and pleasant space their garden and the hot tub are great bonuses that complete the experience
this place is definitely air bnb gold the accommodations were very cozy and very relaxing
there were nice blankets in the living room that made hanging out and reading feel like a luxury
the space was perfect for us and the bed was very comfortable
hot tub was clean and relaxing
the house itself is clean and private
beautifully clean property and home
the suite was clean and so welcoming
the place was clean
mary jayne was a fabulous host
mary jayne was a lovely host
mary jane and paul are great hosts
our host was wonderful and responsive
amazing hosts that know the local area and give proper directions to visitors
great location next to the park
the location is is very peaceful and conveniently located across the street from a park with hiking
its location was perfect for our needs
great quiet location close to downtown grass valley
paradise pines is definitely the spot for a quiet weekend away
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4. Adorable Tiki-themed guest house with private entrance (from USD 81)

Located in the backyard of the host’s property, you will get to enjoy complete privacy in this quirky and adorable Tiki-themed guest house. You will find all sorts of Hawaiian and Polynesian decor and touches all over the house. The queen-size bed can fit two people comfortably, but if needed, the sofa bed is also convertible into another double-size bed. Due to the steps and narrow ramp leading up to the house, however, the property may not be wheelchair accessible. You may also hear some chickens from time to time as they live in a coop near the backyard.

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Grass Valley, Ca, United States
1.83 km (1.2 mi) from Empire Mine State Historic Park
463 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tv and couch position are great
good luck figuring out the heater controller
comfy bed good coffee and lovely touches in a small but stylish space
everything very comfortable and the decor wisks you away to the south seas
the bed is super comfortable for two
great place great communication very clean
room was clean and thoughtfully decorated
place was clean and pleasant
amie’s place is spotless clean with lovely decor touches
excellent clean cute theme and comfortable space
amie is an awesome host
the host was great
amie was a thoughtful and responsive host
amie was super accommodating
amie was also very communicative and helpful
great location walk to downtown
great location in walking distance to local attractions
little cute and nice place
a great location a couple blocks from downtown grass valley
nice location near downtown grass valley
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5. Simple and elegant bungalow in an ideal location (from USD 108)

This little bungalow is great for two to four people travelling to Grass Valley for either leisure or work. The overlook feel and facade of the bungalow is simple yet you can see the elegance blended well with it. The host sees to it that the bungalow, fondly named Sweet 101, is well-maintained and kept clean at all times. There is also an open deck, where you can enjoy the sun and admire the blossoming surroundings. Its location is a plus, as well, since it’s near many restaurants and shops.

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Grass Valley, California, United States
2.56 km (1.6 mi) from Empire Mine State Historic Park
282 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really nice place lots of bang for $$ stylish decor good coffee and large kitchen bathtub good location
the living room and bedroom were comfortable for relaxing
well equipped and comfortable for 2 people to wind down after work
sweet place with a well equipped kitchen
comfortable and cozy on a cold winter night
very clean easy to find
it was really clean as well
very clean and comfortable environment
the place is clean confortable amabilidad
very clean neat and well organized
matt & haven were great hosts
matthew and haven were great hosts
matthew and haven were friendly and generous hosts
helpful and responsive hosts
friendly hosts always with a smile
the location was perfect for a nice walk to the downtown area
cozy place great location for us
this place is a very cute little house
the cute little place is located walking distance to an awesome park for kids of all ages
check in was easy and the location was close to town
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6. Stylish cottage with beautiful and vast gardens (from USD 75)

This charming cottage is located in the backyard of the host’s main house, but provides complete privacy for its guests. The only shared area is the large backyard and beautiful gardens, which is filled with blossoming plants and fruitful trees. If the apple and nectarine trees bear fruit, you can even help yourself to freshly picked fruits. Inside, a king-size bed awaits you after a long day and a full granite kitchen where you can prepare your favorite meals. The property is also walking distance from downtown, so accessibility is a plus.

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Grass Valley, California, United States
2.54 km (1.6 mi) from Empire Mine State Historic Park
475 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
charming modern amenities and complete kitchen
comfortable bed and soothing ceiling fan
the kitchen is fantastic and the king sized mattress was very comfortable
i slept on the sofa bed and it was comfortable
this cottage is cozy modern and super clean
clean and quiet
clean and charming
clean convenient and well equipped
very clean quiet and comfortable
very clean and very well thought out
thank you for hosted me justin ;)
the hosts are all amazing
justin was very helpful and responsive to our questions
justin and aldo were both hospitable and easy to reach when questions needed answering
justin was very responsive for check-in procedures
an excellent location that is close to downtown and near the parks
great location to downtown just a few minutes drive
quiet location with pleasant neighbors and beautiful park 1/2 block away
cute little gem in grass valley with super convenient location
the location is ideal; very quiet and peaceful with an easy walk to town
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7. Bright and colorful garden cottage perched on a hillside (from USD 79)

If you’re the one who loves to look at and be surrounded by flowers, plants, and trees, this accommodation will be like heaven for you. Located on a hillside overlooking downtown Grass Valley, you will get to enjoy privacy at this garden cottage. From the outside all the way inside, the style of the cottage is very colorful and quirky, almost eccentric, and adds a unique touch to the cottage. Aside from the usual amenities of a guest house, including a comfortable queen-size bed, you will get to enjoy the backyard and front porch, as well.

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Grass Valley, California, United States
2.57 km (1.6 mi) from Empire Mine State Historic Park
330 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
heater worked amazingly well
cottage is very comfortable and quiet
great kitchen living space & well lit patio & outdoor area
kyle’s air bnb cottage is charming peaceful so comfortable and conveniently located
this cottage had everything we needed for a long and comfortable stay
very clean peaceful place to stay
the space was very clean and decorated
the place was sparkling clean something essential in mid 2020
clean space lovely property and cozy touches
charming artsy zen sparkling clean colorful cozy and comfortable
genuine kind and very responsive hosts make you feel right at home
kyle was a wonderful host very timely in his responses and considerate
lovely place friendly hosts & a great vibe highly recommend
kyle and sita rama were great hosts who accommodated us during the power outages in the area
had a wonderful stay hosts were incredibly friendly
easy walking distance to town
super cute cottage with perfect location in downtown grass valley
close to downtown for daytime and night time fun
close to town and easy to find
we'll likely be back to this place :)
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8. Charming and spacious house great for big groups

Housed in a 1900s preserved Victorian home, this accommodation still holds its charm while presenting modern features. It has three bedrooms, five beds, and can fit up to ten guests. This is ideal for large groups or big families who are visiting Grass Valley. The incredibly spacious house features a modern open kitchen, a large living room with a fireplace, two bathrooms, a laundry room, and a covered porch where you can relax in the afternoons. For the kids, there is also a playground available.

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Grass Valley , California, United States
2.11 km (1.4 mi) from Empire Mine State Historic Park
74 reviews  
Entire house 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were amazingly comfortable
the espresso machine in the kitchen was a huge plus
this space is perfect short walk to town lots of space comfortable with a great deck
very ample space for guests and beds were comfy thanks so much
very spacious and lots of sleeping options kitchen was great but not much dining space for large groups
the place was clean and had everything we needed and then some
quiet neighborhood spacious home clean and inviting
home was clean and we'll arranged
third the house is well appointed clean and had everything we needed for our stay
the house was very clean and in a great location
zachary was a great host and communicated instantly throughout our booking
hosts were super responsive and accommodating to our changing plans
zach and tracy were great hosts
first of all zach and tracy are amazing hosts
we loved the christmas touches zach and tracy were great hosts
the house is super cute and so close to town
the location is just outside grass valley’s downtown and is easy to get to
beautiful and spacious perfect location
it is a short 5-10 minute walk to downtown grass valley so the location was great too
the location was great and it was a very kid friendly house
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9. Spacious studio surrounded by trees

Located above a garage in a quiet neighborhood, this spacious and open floor plan apartment is only a few minutes’ walk away from downtown Grass Valley and many of its tourist sites. The location is an ideal place for those who wish to be near the sites but at the same time want to enjoy a quiet evening after your busy day. Since it’s on the second floor, the apartment allows you to enjoy the views and is surrounded by several trees to add to the peaceful ambiance.

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Grass Valley, California, United States
2.22 km (1.4 mi) from Empire Mine State Historic Park
199 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
glad to have a comfy bed and air conditioned space
dawn provided everything necessary to make ourselves comfortable
the room is quite large the ac is effective the fans quiet and also effective
a spacious clean inviting space with good air conditioning and ceiling fans
my husband and i had a great stay at dawn's apartment
spacious clean and quiet
quiet friendly clean neighborhood
dawn keeps the space clean and very welcoming
the space is clean and efficient
everything was very clean extra toothbrushes were a bonus (forgot mine)
our host was accommodating and helpful
the hosts were responsive and helpful
dawn was a great host who was very responsive to our questions before and during out stay
the host dawn is very welcoming and available
great host and nice comfortable place to stay
cute studio walking distance to town
great location to downtown
great location and nice touches
cute studio walking distance to grass valley
great location and a good time
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10. Chic and charming guest suite near Downtown

Enjoy the modern and chic feel of this guest suite in Grass Valley. The unit is designed in a modern yet charming European style that will make you want to relax all day, especially on its king-size bed. If you’re traveling for leisure, this is an ideal accommodation since it’s located walking distance from downtown. It’s also ideal if you’re a business traveller because the suite comes with a work desk, where you can catch up on your deadlines and emails. Also, the unit is newly renovated, so you can expect to have a “suite life”!

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Grass Valley, California, United States
1.29 km (0.8 mi) from Empire Mine State Historic Park
20 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
clean place comfortable very good place
great location and we easily walked to down town grass valley for dinner
great spade good location to downtown clean easy check in
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Discover the uniqueness of Grass Valley

A visit to Grass Valley is sure to be a unique experience with its picturesque town and beautiful (some even quirky) homes. No matter what the theme of the accommodation is, one thing is certain that you’ll have a relaxed and memorable time in Grass Valley.

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